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Multiskilled Employees Sought as Versatility Becomes a Workplace Virtue

September 20, 2010
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With the new value placed on adaptable employees, hiring managers appear to be seeking workers who are willing to take on different tasks.
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Proposed COBRA Subsidy Extension Cut by One Month

May 27, 2010
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With the change, the 15-month, 65 percent COBRA subsidy would be provided to employees who are involuntarily terminated through November 30.
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Bill Would Extend COBRA, Provide Pension Funding Relief

May 20, 2010
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Legislation introduced in Congress would extend through the rest of the year a federal subsidy for COBRA premiums to employees who lose their jobs. The bill also contains provisions that would give employers more time to make up shortfalls in pension funding.
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Michigans Jobless Rate Dips to 14 Percent in April

May 20, 2010
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The unemployment rate in Michigan improved only marginally in April, according to new figures released by the state. Although state regulators say the workforce has been increasing, year-over-year comparisons show the unemployment rate has grown since April 2009.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Sensitively Let Go of a Longtime Employee

May 17, 2010
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I have a part-time employee with limited skills, time and ambition. This job is the sole support for herself and her 3-year-old child. I have the opportunity to hire someone who could work more hours, and who also is likely to be much more effective in the position. I don’t have a need or budget for both employees. How do I let go of Employee No. 1, knowing how devastating this would be to her personal situation and given the fact that she has never had a poor evaluation?
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Victim of 2009 Auto Industry Collapse Reborn as Job Finder

April 16, 2010
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Use of the site is free to any unemployed professional who registers. Registrants from the four Michigan counties providing funding—Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston and Oakland, the home of Chrysler Group—will rise to the top of employee searches.
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CEO Confidence Slips in First Quarter

April 7, 2010
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Survey finds that 52 percent of CEOs expect economic conditions to improve in the next six months, down from 58 percent when questioned in the fourth quarter.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Keep People Motivated Following Layoffs?

March 29, 2010
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We just had mass layoffs. What is my greatest challenge in keeping the surviving employees engaged? And how do I effectively do it?
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Report Claims Competition From China Costs Thousands of Ohio Jobs

March 25, 2010
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The Economic Policy Institute report, ‘Unfair China Trade Costs Local Jobs,’ says manipulation of China’s currency that has kept the yuan’s value artificially low cost the northeast region of the state 1.73 percent of its total employment from 2001 to 2008.
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